Stephen King’s The Dark Tower
7. The Dark Tower
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Release date: July 28, 2017
Stephen King fans are going to be very excited about this one. The Dark Tower movie is based on King’s popular novel series. Finally, the story of Roland Deschain is coming to the big screen. It will be a moment some of us have been waiting for for many years.
The film will star Idris Elba as the Gunslinger himself, Roland Deschain. The Man in Black, also known as Randall Flagg (the antagonist) is played by Matthew McConaughey. It will be a quasi-sequel to the book series, taking place after the final novel. But it’s still a partial reboot as well, as it’s going to provide a fresh take on the story. We’re going to see elements from the books make their way in, but it covers a lot of new ground as well.
This will very likely be the start of a lengthy film series, like it is with the books. There’s a lot of excitement heading into the movie and no reason to believe it won’t be successful. The casting is top notch and I think those involved are really going to do justice to the source material.